OpenMSX port for ARM-based Raspberry Pi?

Door vg8020

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23-10-2012, 10:04

Hello everyone around,

So that's the question, basically. Is there any change for a port to be brewed? There's already a ZX Spectrum emulator and MAME is running under RPi too. It'd be sooo cool to see OpenMSX in the telly running in the RPi!

Greetings!

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Van Creepy

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23-10-2012, 10:35

If you install Raspbian then openMSX is already included. Its very slow and unusable but its there. I've been trying to compile the latest SVN version myself but the compiler crashes with an ICE when compiling in the Pi the last time I tried.

Van vg8020

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23-10-2012, 16:12

Well, didn't know about Raspbian including it anyhow. Any distro would be ok. Is there any tutorial on how to get sources compiled for ARM? I mean, if it weren't too hard I'd like to give it a try and see what comes up.

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23-10-2012, 18:53

Creepy wrote:

If you install Raspbian then openMSX is already included. Its very slow and unusable but its there.

Did you run openMSX on Raspberry Pi with or without X. For speed it's important that openMSX has direct access to the framebuffer (so without X). This page has some information on how to configure your pi so that also non-root users can run SDL applications without X.

OpenMSX runs fine on e.g. a Dingoo, so I'd expect it will certainly run fine on a more powerful device like Raspberry Pi.
Also read the performance tuning section in the manual.

Creepy wrote:

I've been trying to compile the latest SVN version myself but the compiler crashes with an ICE when compiling in the Pi the last time I tried.

Compiling big applications on the Pi is not a good idea (most likely the compiler is running out of memory), you should use a cross-compiler.